After Travis Kelce’s New Heights, Chiefs to Feature in True-Crime Documentary as Amazon Approves ‘Chiefsaholic’ Based on Xaviar Babudar

Published 05/14/2024, 1:04 PM EDT

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It looks like Travis Kelce might not be the only Chiefs member to be teaming up with Amazon. While the tight-end took over the world in 2022 with his brother, Jason, and their New Heights podcast, just days ago it was revealed that the streamer was in talks with the brothers about potentially making it into a show. However, the spotlight switched focus when it was revealed that the company had approved a true-crime documentary featuring the team.


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In a post on X, an NFL insider shared that Amazon Prime had finally decided to go ahead and tell the story of a rather infamous Kansas City Chiefs superfan. Unlike other motivational stories where fans had wholesome moments with their idols, this one seemed to focus more on a bank heist by Xaviar Babudar AKA ChiefsAholic. The post added that the film would be titled “ChiefsAholic: A Wolf in Chiefs Clothing”.

With actual interviews from Babudar, a mysterious life on the run, major love for the Chiefs, and even Patrick Mahomes, the true crime documentary could wind up doing better than the Kelce brothers’ potential show. However, with no release date in sight, fans could be left waiting a while for both projects. While the documentary wound up getting the green light from the streaming giant, the New Heights Show seemed to be going at a slower pace.

Jason and Travis Kelce’s podcast could be getting a new home soon per reports, it looks like the brothers could also make a bombshell amount if they get signed.

How much could Kelce’s New Heights Show make?


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In recent years, podcasts have become everyone’s favorite thing, including Travis and Jason Kelce’s. With both the brothers having larger-than-life personalities, it made perfect sense for them to start their own show. However, it soon went on to become the #1 Sports Podcast on both Apple and Spotify and caught everyone’s attention.

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In a recent report from Bloomberg, it was revealed that a deal for Kelce’s podcast had the potential to reach “eight figures.” Even though nothing has been confirmed by Amazon so far. Ed Kelce had confirmed that something was going down but kept mum regarding details. Although the streaming platform is keeping the deal under wraps, it looks like details are slowly spilling out.


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An 8-figure deal might seem like a lot to most. But with the show seeing a 98% increase in viewership last year, taking it to 1.92 million views per episode, it makes sense that taking the show to Wondery could cost Amazon a lot of money. After all, with the Swifties having helped tip the scales in Kelce’s favor, the interest in the podcast surely increased.

Despite this, with no official news from Amazon, nothing can be said for sure yet. Although there is no doubt that Travis Kelce cannot keep it to himself once the deal becomes official, be it this month or next year.


Written by:

Prathika Prashant


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Prathika Prashant is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. With over three years of experience in the field of writing, and a knack for storytelling, she dives into the game of football to provide fans with insightful analysis and engaging narratives worldwide. Whether dissecting game strategies, delving into player profiles, or unraveling the drama of the season, her articles add a dash of insightful commentary and a captivating narrative to ensure that readers get the whole story.
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